U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:

Is gatorade bad for polycystic kidney disease

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Depends: If you have PKD without any effects of chronic kidney disease i.e. difficulty balancing potassium (to the point where it gets high), then you should b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hyde
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Genetic anomalies: Some medical conditions, including adult polycystic kidney disease, are carried in our genes and can be passed from parent to child. Generally, if one... Read More
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Genetic anomalies: Polycystic kidney disease in adults is an autosomal dominant disease which means that you only need abnormal gene from one parent in order to get this... Read More
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 24 years experience
From both parents: While most PKD is "autosomal dominant" meaning that only one parent has to have the gene for the child to have the disease, there is a much rarer, mor... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Inherited problem: Polycystic kidney disease is something you inherit from a parent. If you know you have it, you will want to learn as much as you can about monitoring ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Consistency : Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaid... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: You have to get a renal ultrasound. It is an imaging test that determines the size and number of cysts ona kidney. Based upon the number of cysts on... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No straight answer: if your kidney function remains preserved, no effect. if the kidney function declines and you wind up on dialysis, the life expectancy becomes more co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Maybe no difference: Some cysts in the kidneys may be normal as people get older, and may not have anything to do with family history. Polycystic kidney disease is a gene... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Secondary prevention: Obviously, you have some kidney damage from the polycystic kidney disease, so at this point, your goal is prevention of kidney failure or its progress... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
See below: Polycystic kidney disease is a inherited disorder and in your fetus case called autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease.Cysts are fluid filled ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 10 years experience
Kidney disease: Make sure your blood pressure is controlled, maintain hydration, maintain a normal wait, control your diet, avoid a lot of protein, follow your nephro... Read More
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership